Accommodating Islam into IR: The Case on ‘Nation-State’ by Nassef Manabilang Adiong

By Nassef Manabilang Adiong

Diplomacy and Islam: different views provides the assumption of discovering a center approach or universal floor of figuring out among our bodies of data conceived from diversified hemispheres of the realm; specifically, diplomacy (IR), a social technology self-discipline conceived within the united kingdom and the USA (the West), and Islam or Islamic reports which was once conceived within the Arab international and constructed in Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia and lots of non-Arab international locations. The booklet is split into major sections; the 1st being normal views from various backgrounds or circumstances bearing on Islam. the second one half particularly examines Turkey, delivering a variety of views at the importance of this kingdom and its democratic event. The contributions incorporated during this quantity diversity from discussions at the Islamic veil and its linked stereotypes to an editorial on Islamic feminism. different topics mentioned contain the problems of Muslim integration, Turkey's diplomacy, and Islam's dating with democracy, as well as a biographical illustration of the present Minister of international Affairs of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, detailing his scholarship and its impression on Turkey's overseas coverage. This edited publication is a part of the mission-vision of the IR-IS learn Cohort, a web neighborhood drawn to comparative study among diplomacy and Islamic stories.

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When the first constitution of the republic was declared in 1924, the aforementioned second article used to have a religious definition of the newborn republic: “The religion of Turkish State is Islam…” Apart from the minorities who were defined within religious distinction, society was mobilized with a common religious identity and thereby the Muslim subjects of the abolished Ottoman Empire became the ethnic Muslims of the Republic. K. Atatürk Government made a series of reforms on legal, educational and sociological orders in order to form a new state, and the most important reform became the abolishment of definition of the “religion of state” from the constitution in 1928, which should be considered as a huge progress on the way of laicization.

121-122 100 Ibid. , 11. 102 This paradox is best explained through the example of the War on Terrorism declared by the American government in the aftermath of the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. Anthropologist Lila Abu Lughod focuses on the relationship between cultural forms and power, the politics of knowledge and representation, and the dynamics in Middle Eastern culture. In viewing her preparatory notes for an interview she was doing with Laura Bush regarding Muslim women in Afghanistan, Abu-Lughod seems to assume ignorance on the part of Western women regarding the conditions of Afghan women.

233. 225. 224. 224. 249. 200. Veil: Meaning and Failure of a Political Symbol 23 Secular Islamism By the mid-1970s, the angered ulama and their followers continuously reacted against the monarchy’s unpopular ideology and consolidation of power. 58 It was in this context that Khomeini emerged as a leading member of the opposition, offering an ideological critique of the Pahlavi regime, and drawing on his religious standing to mobilize popular support. Khomeini had first entered the political life of Iran in the early 1960s, when he was sent into exile as a result of his sermons blaming the regime for its unabashed espousal of Western values and its desire to sever Iran from its historical and cultural roots.

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